Things To Do in Corolla NC

Details On All Things to Do in Corolla NC

Looking for something to do beyond the beach? Corolla’s recreation scene tends to focus mostly on beautiful Mother Nature, as any respectable thing to do in the Outer Banks should. One of the most popular Corolla NC thing to do is to take a tour to see the Corolla wild horses in their natural habitats. Another top Corolla recreation is going on a kayak outing to see the natural wonders of this area from a backwaters perspective — it’s quiet and unhurried and settles the soul. As with all Outer Banks NC recreation, fishing is huge here, so much so that you’ll see an entire section devoted to that addictive activity. However you don't have to be an avid outdoorsman (or woman) to enjoy Corolla NC things to do. Taking a step into the past by exploring the historic village of Corolla and marveling at the breathtaking views from the lighthouse are more than satisfying way to experience the area. 

But if you have your shoes all laced up and are ready for some real action, Corolla’s things to do offer first-rate tennis courts and a fitness center, screaming go-carts, an 18-hole links course, a climbing wall, Segway tours, putt putt golf courses and hikes in a nearby nature sanctuary or just along some of Corolla’s village lanes.

It can be debated whether the premier Outer Banks thing to do is surfing or nightlife (though some would argue it’s actually shopping), but either persuasion is sufficiently supported here. Surf shops provide advise, lessons and gear. And, while Corolla’s nightlife scene isn’t as multi-faceted as that found a bit farther south, you can definitely relax with the perfect martini and live tunes.

Things to Do in Corolla NC by Location or Category

Back Beach Wild Horse Tours

1159-H Austin Street, Corolla
(252) 453-6141

Back Beach Wild Horse Tours' highly trained staff has a great reputation for being entertaining and informative. Their tours last 2 hours and incorporate quite a bit of local history to complement the sightseeing while showering you with interesting lore. In the four-wheel-drive area you’ll see the Corolla wild horses grazing in their natural habitat, the occasional deer and surfing dolphins. Back Beach tours are given in safari style,... read more

Beach Braids Hair Wraps & Henna

791 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla
(252) 453-0310
1171 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-3769
4104 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 13, Nags Head
(252) 441-6970

Get the ultimate vacation souvenir with a colorful hairwrap, some cornrows or a temporary tattoo. Beach Braids is the only Outer Banks shop offering natural henna tattoos in addition to Jagua tattoos, all 100% plant based and brown or blue/black in color. All three Beach Braids locations have a Mendhi artist on staff during peak season. This store also sells custom, handmade hemp jewelry. Appointments or... read more

Bob’s Wild Horse Tours

817 B Ocean Trail, Highway 12, Corolla
(252) 453-8602

Bob White is a legend in the horse tour business! He and his highly trained staff have been offering tours since 1996 with a great reputation for being both entertaining and informative. Bob’s tours last two hours and incorporate quite a bit of local history and interesting lore to complement the sightseeing. In the four-wheel-drive area you’ll see the horses grazing in their natural habitat, often along with... read more

Corolla Raceway

796 Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-9100

The Corolla Raceway features one large track running single, double and junior go carts. For the tamer ones in your crowd, there are freestanding, gas-powered bumper cars. The on-site arcade is a hit with the kids, and the ospreys in the nest overlooking the track are a hit with everyone. The Raceway is open Easter through September.

Corolla Watersports and Corolla Parasail

798 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla
(252) 453-6900

Corolla Watersports and Corolla Parasail is the longest-running water sports company on the northern Outer Banks, and they’ve got you covered no matter what type of adventure you’re looking for. From rentals that include Waverunners, pontoon boats, kayaks and standup paddleboards to parasailing trips that can take as many as three people up in the air at once time, you’ll find all kinds of ways... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Museum

1129 Corolla Village Road, Corolla
(252) 453-8002

Housed within a historic home in Corolla Village, the free Corolla Wild Horse Fund museum shares the wonderful history and legacy of the Colonial Spanish Mustangs. Descendants of Spanish Mustangs brought to our island nearly 500 years ago, they are a hardy and majestic breed that is teetering on the brink of extinction. At the museum the whole family can learn more from their knowledgeable... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Tours

1210 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 207-0511

Corolla Wild Horse Tours has been guiding tours to Corolla’s horse country — the four-wheel-drive-only beaches north of Corolla — since 1996. With these experienced and knowledgeable guides, you can sit back and enjoy a comfortable, family-oriented tour. This company uses 15-passenger open-air safari-style trucks that are safe for any age, including kids in car seats. Along the trip, your guide will tell you about... read more

Island Revolution Surf Co. and Skatepark

1159 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 453-9484

Shop here for surf and skate threads, equipment and accessories. Island Revolution has a full line of surfboards and skateboards. They also have accessories and clothing for men and women from O’Neill, Billabong, Dakine, Analog, RVCA, Volcom, Roxy, Reef and Sanuk, plus a great selection of killer shades from Arnette, Dragon, Von Zipper, Electric and more. They also offer boards from Rusty, JS Industries, Victoria... read more

Just For the Beach Rentals

1006 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 9, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-9480
501 Old Stoney Road, Corolla
(252) 453-9388
Additional KDH Phone Number
(252) 441-6048
Additional Corolla Phone Number
(252) 453-6106

Want to plan your own kayak tour? Just for the Beach Rentals has kayaks available for rent, the sit-on-top style, for single, double or triple paddlers. Or, if you want to leave your car behind, you can make like a local and pedal around town on one of their comfortable beach cruisers (cruisers are available for all ages) or go for a long ride on... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites

819 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
785L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-8845
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-4450
3933 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2210
307 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-2357
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297
39432 N.C. Highway 12, Island Shops, Avon
(252) 995-6060
58848 Hatteras Landing, Hatteras Village
(252) 986-1446
(877) 359-8447

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun things like flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find the Outer Banks’ largest selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, the coolest selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses, sandals and more. KHK stores also... read more

Kitty Hawk Surf Co.

785L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-4999
819 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-3685
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-8787
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-6800
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2297

Ready for some action? Kitty Hawk Surf Co. has everything you need to enjoy all the Outer Banks has to offer – from the wind to waves to flat water. At Kitty Hawk Surf Co. you can find a huge selection of new and used kayaks, kayaking equipment, standup paddleboards, surfboards, Zap skim boards, wetsuits and more. You can also find one of the best... read more

North Beach Watersports

1066 Ocean Trail, Behind the Inn at Corolla, Corolla
(252) 455-9977
(252) 597-1928

As the friendly folks at North Beach Watersports like to say, "So much fun, so little time!" This is the place for watersport enthusiasts in Corolla. From the thrill of riding around on a Waverunner or soaring high above the Outer Banks on a parasail or the connection with nature as you kayak or glide across the water on a standup paddleboard, this place has... read more